Competition at the this week's Summer National swimming championships is bringing out the best in Prince George Barracudas Swim Club member Katie Mann.
Mann broke two of her own club records at the Victoria meet, which continues today and Sunday.In the 200-metre backstroke, Mann set a new Barracudas standard with a time of two minutes 23.14 seconds, beating her old record of 2:24.90 she set in June. She finished 42nd overall.
Mann topped her own record of 33.90 seconds in the 50m breaststroke with a time of 33.90, the 28th fastest time at the meet. She also placed 74th in the 100m breaststroke (1:16.29) and was 38th in the 400m IM (5:09.73).
In other Barracudas results, Grace Ni posted a 57th-place result in the 50m backstroke (31.86), was 71st in the 200m backstroke (2:27.85) and was 74th in the 100m backstroke (1:07.99).
n Results from the Canadian age group national championships last week in Winnipeg sent to the Citizen for a story that appeared on Tuesday did not include the gold-medal performances of 13-year-old Barracudas swimmer Danica Ludlow.
Ludlow won gold in the 200-metre freestyle in a time of 2:05.95, breaking her own club record of 2:07.37 set in June. She also captured gold in the 400m freestyle, stopping the clock in 4:24.88, nearly two seconds quicker than her former club record time of 4:26.14.
Ludlow will compete alongside Barracudas clubmate Sterling King next week at the North American Challenge Cup, Aug. 5-7 in Santa Clara, Calif.